In the News: World Financial Center Shops Closing

••• World Financial Center update in the Broadsheet: “By year’s end, Banana Republic, Sunglass Hut, and the Cosi sandwich shop will close permanently. (Employees at all three stores said they have been told that their parent corporations had expressed interest in returning to the WFC complex once the reconstruction has been completed, but added that there no guarantees this would be possible.) Starbucks and Financier Patisserie will also both close by the end of the month, although these stores will be reopening immediately […] elsewhere in the WFC complex: Starbucks will move to a store on the upper lobby level of One World Financial Center [;] Financier will move to a location on the upper level of Two World Financial Center’s lobby.” Rite Aid is staying put.

••• So much for yesterday’s New York Times article about how Sandy is impacting downtown real estate. “A strong downtown condo market is overpowering some qualms about the impact of the recent flooding.” —Wall Street Journal

••• 88 Greenwich has begun allowing residents back in. —Curbed

••• “The post office at 114 John St. remains closed in wake of Hurricane Sandy.” —DNAinfo


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